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Vol 62 No 14

Published 8th July 2021


President bids to postpone poll

Political violence, Lungu's ill-health, rows about Kaunda's burial, and rampant Covid make for a grim backdrop ahead of the general election

Exceptional levels of violence – by ruling Patriotic Front thugs and police – are raising questions about the credibility of the parliamentary, municipal and presidential elections due on 12 August. Arrests and beatings of opposition party members are curbing their campaigns.

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